There is a new buzzword in the tech world of the internet savvy called net-neutrality. The simple definition is that larger companies are controlling how fast or how slow certain types of digital information is being delivered to your home. Obviously, which you probably have already guessed, the reason for this is so the larger company can sell you more of its things than those of its competitors. An even better analogy would be like the national US highway system. Some roads have tolls and some do not. Some roads will get you to your destination quicker and some will send you through the heart of the city, hoping that you spot and spend your money to eat, drink, or live.
The following is a great article if you would like to read more on the topic of net-neutrality;